WESTMINSTER, Calif. – On Sunday, January 15, 2023, at approximately 2:37 AM, officers at the Westminster Police Department responded to the 14300 block of Newland Street in reference to a subject down in traffic lanes.
Upon arrival, the police officers found a deceased male victim in the northbound lanes on Newland Street north of Hazard Avenue. The subject showed signs of being struck by a vehicle. However, the vehicle fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
The Westminster Police Department Traffic Division responded to the scene and is currently investigating the cause of the accident. The Orange County Coroner’s office is assisting with identifying the deceased subject.
Anybody who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Sergeant Anil Adam of the Westminster Police Department Traffic Division at (714)548-3770, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS or by logging into www.occrimestoppers.org. Callers can remain anonymous.